Combating Climate Change in Maine
On Tuesday, April 20 at noon, The Maine Take host Dana Connors welcomes special guests for discussions on Maine’s green economy and its workforce needs and goals, and the Maine Climate Council’s four-year climate action plan, Maine Won’t Wait, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality in Maine by 2045.
Maine State Chamber expresses concerns to congressional delegation regarding tariffs on steel imports
On Tuesday, April 13, the Maine State Chamber and several members and partners sent the following letter to Maine’s Congressional Delegation – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, U.S. Senator Angus S. King Jr., U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree, and U.S. Representative Jared Golden. We are reprinting it here for your information. If you would like more information on this issue, please contact Linda Caprara by calling (207) 623-4568, ext. 106, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past week, the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs heard testimony on several bills. The Maine State Chamber delivered testimony in support of LD 1188, An Act To Include Librarians and Career and Technical Education Teachers in the Minimum $40,000 Salary Initiative. The Maine State Chamber supports this bill because it stands behind legislation that can assist in closing our state’s workforce gaps. This bill will help close workforce gaps in the specific area of trade and technical occupations. LD 1188 capitalizes on the positive correlation between teacher salaries and student performance
Taxation committee considers proposal to tax Maine’s second homeowners to pay for affordable housing
On Wed., April 14, Linda Caprara provided the Maine State Chamber’s testimony in opposition to LD 1337, An Act to Increase Affordable Housing and Reduce Property Taxes through an Impact Fee on Vacant Residences. We are reprinting it here for your consideration. If you would like more information on this issue, please contact Linda Caprara by calling (207) 623-4568, ext. 106, or by emailing email@example.com.
The Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing took action on two bills and tabled another at their work session on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
Airing live at 10:00 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, The Bottom Line podcast features a wide variety of guests and presents interviews relevant to public policy priorities both in state and nationally, to economic recovery efforts of the pandemic, and to other significant issues of interest to Maine’s business community.